Eugene Kontorovich, "Disputing Occupation: Israel’s Borders in International Law"

With Commentary by Professor Daniel Abebe

Professor Kontorovich’s research spans the fields of constitutional law, international law, and law and economics. He has authored a series of papers that extend "transaction cost" analysis from private law to constitutional law. Prof. Kontorovich is also a leading expert on maritime piracy,  universal jurisdiction and international criminal law. His scholarship has been relied on in important foreign relations cases in the federal courts, and historic piracy cases in the U.S. and abroad. He is working on a book, Justice at Sea: Piracy and the Limits of International Criminal Law, under contract with Harvard University Press.

Daniel Abebe’s scholarship focuses primarily on the relationship between the constitutional law of U.S. foreign relations, public international law, and international politics. Abebe currently teaches foreign relations law, conflict of laws, and public international law. He has previously taught international trade law, legal issues in international transactions, and refugee and asylum law. Abebe earned a BA from Maryville University of St. Louis, a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Damon J. Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and later worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City.

Presented by the Louis D. Brandeis Center and the Federalist Society on February 9, 2016.